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Idaho Falls Idaho FamilySearch Library/Preserve Our Heritage/Stories

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Learn Why We Create Stories

Write Stories About Your Ancestors!

Stories that help us relate to the lives of our living and deceased family members. They had their life experiences, challenges, successes, talents, and such that we also can learn from. We begin to know and understand them as well as become closer to them.

Can you imagine if the 15-20+ grandchildren each wrote a few "memories" or stories about their grandfather and put these into FamilySearch? With 50+ memories about him, his posterity can begin to better understand his life and will grow to emotionally connect with him.

To see some actual examples of "memories" of ancestors written as a story with an attached photograph, click on the links below.

View Example #1 View Example #2

Write Stories About Your OWN Personal Life!

We also have our own heritage, our life challenges and successes that we need to share with our posterity. We should be active in preserving our thoughts, stories, and testimonies for our posterity to remember us by.

Take some time to write some brief memories about your life experiences, and then SHARE them with your posterity. Along with the story, share your testimony, feelings, or life insights with them as well.

To see some actual examples of current day personal "memories" written as a story with an attached photograph, click on the links below.

View Example #1 View Example #2

Select an Activity Below

Create Stories

Scan Photos, Slides, Negatives

Digitize Audio Recordings

Digitize Video Tapes

Scan Documents

Organize Your Files

Backup Your Files

Share Your Files

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